Thursday, September 5, 2013

#TBCCrafters Thrilling Thursday Craft - Hanging Tin Can Organizers

Check it Out!  I am still trying to figure out my craft space.  I know that may sound strange, but starting with nothing and working with what I could get within my budget was overwhelming and all of my aspirations and desires of a well organized, structured space, went out the window! My craft space is also our homeschool room and my office and I wanted them all to be separate but somehow that didn't work out so well.  
I ended up with 2 bookcases and a desk, I wanted that desk to fit between the bookcases, but that didn't work out either so I found a rectangle card table marked down at Target that was a perfect fit and that is my main craft space.  I have another table on the other side that is suppose to be for homeschool stuff, but it's full of craft stuff, but that is another project! lol
I hung a simple wooden shelf over my table but it's a little plain, so I decided to put some of these tins cans I have to good use by making some hanging organizers.  

  • Tin Cans - various sizes
  • Ribbon
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Lace
  • Glue/double stick tape

Step 1:  glue/tape one end of ribbon to one side of the can
Step 2:  roll can over and glue/tape other end of ribbon to opposite side of can
Step 3:  measure and cut scrapbook paper to fit
Step 4:  glue/tape paper onto can 
Step 5:  embellish as desired

Here are my cans with just my ribbon and paper on them.  

And here are my decorated, finished cans.  I kept it simple although I am considering adding some labels in the form of tags.  We will see, but for now they are perfect for storing my pens, paintbrushes and other tools in.   Now I just need to get some decent hooks to hang them from!  I also decorated another can that coordinates for my desk top. 


  1. Oh I love the color selections! So creative, I love how you think! Your work space is so neat and tidy, I'd be scared for you to see mine :)

    1. Thanks Rose, but I did clean up for the pic! lol

  2. How neat!! What a great way to make more space, I love it!! Pinned & Tweeted!!

  3. Hi! Your cans are so pretty with the paper and ribbon and it looks so nice. I saw it on thrilling thursday.
    Julie from

  4. What a cute idea for upcycling!


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